H.R. 290, The Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act

January 11, 2023

Bill Status: Passed by House
Last Action: 01-30-2023


H.R. 290, The Commercial Remote Sensing Act


The Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act supports commercial remote sensing activities in the U.S. The bill renews an expired requirement for the Department of Commerce to send an annual report to Congress on the status of commercial remote sensing applications, regulations, and adjudications. The bill also lowers the time allowed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to review applications for entities seeking licenses to operate remote-sensing spacecraft, from 120 days to 60 days - codifying current regulations that call for a 60-day review period.


Follow the bill's progress here.


This bill will allow Congress to monitor the state of the remote sensing industry and evaluate how regulations are affecting its growth, ensuring that innovative companies continue to operate here and the United States remains the global leader in remote sensing technologies.